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Mayor Sarno to Nominate First African-American Female City Clerk

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “After being notified by current City Clerk Atty. Anthony Wilson of his departure to become the City of Cambridge’s City Clerk, I will nominate Associate City Solicitor and current Attorney to the City Council Tasheena...

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Springfield Police Department Response to Kevin Santos Arrest in NY

While Kevin Santos was out on bail waiting for his next hearing on illegal “large capacity” firearm charges, he attempted to murder a police officer in New York. 

Mr. Santos, 22 years old, was pulled over in New York on Monday at 11:30am.  He had a...

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Mayor Sarno – “Another Alarming Example of Need to Pass My Bail Legislation and Governor Baker’s Dangerousness Legislation ASAP!”

On Tuesday, June 4th, the Springfield Police Department’s Strategic Impact Unit arrested Ishmael Delgado for possession of a firearm without an FID, firearm violation with one prior violent/drug crime and possession of ammunition without an ID.  

Pr...

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Mayor Sarno Signs onto Mayors Against LGBTQ Discrimination Lawsuit

As a member of Mayors Against LGBTQ Discrimination, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno has signed onto an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of employment nondiscrimination protections for the LGBTQ community. The brief is prepared by a coalition...

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Mayor Sarno Vetoes Municipal Election Notification Ordinance

Mayor Sarno's Veto Message:

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “Are we now talking about publicly financing campaigns – is that our next step? There are certainly a lot of unanswered questions. Is this now going to lead to other elections including...

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Mayor Sarno Extols and Presents Neighborhood Enhancements Project Map

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Chief Administrative and Financial Officer TJ Plante joined City Councilor Michael Fenton to present a new interactive map displaying City and CDBG funded projects throughout each of the City of Springfield’s neighborhoods...

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City Solicitor Ed Pikula Receives First Inaugural Richard T. Egan Public Service Award from the Hampden County Bar Association

The Hampden County Bar Association honored City Solicitor Edward M. Pikula, Esq. with the first inaugural Richard T. Egan Public Service Award at its Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Tower Square Hotel banquet facilities in Downtown...

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Springfield is the First City in US to be Recognized for 3 Age- Friendly Designations

Springfield is now the first city in the United States to be recognized for its commitment to improve the quality of life for seniors, including those with dementia, as an Age and Dementia Friendly City with an Age-Friendly Health System. 

Today at...

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Mayor Sarno Echoes Coach Belichick Tag Line to our Court System – “Do Your Job!”

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “I guess ‘the third time is a charm’ on the quick arrest of Edwin Hernandez on murder charges in the Liberty and Genesee Street’s shooting of Isaiah Ramos (may God rest his soul). This marks the third arrest of Edwin...

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Mayor Sarno, Parks Department Announce Renovated Riverfront Park, Stearns Square and Duryea Way Open to the Public

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Executive Director of Parks, Buildings, and Recreation Management Patrick Sullivan, Park Commission Chairman Brian Santaniello, and Director of Capital Asset Construction Peter Garvey announce the opening of the renovated...

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Amtrak Trains Return to Historic Springfield Union Station

Travelers will now have direct access to refreshed station featuring modern amenities for a better customer experience

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Mayor Sarno Tabs Springfield Native Timothy T. Sheehan as New Chief Development Officer

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announced today that Timothy T. Sheehan, Executive Director of the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency for Norwalk, CT, has been named Springfield’s new Chief Development Officer (CDO). 

Mayor Sarno stated, “Tim brings a wealth of...

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Mayor Sarno to Raise LGBTQ Flag and Honor Chestnut Middle School TAG Principal Dr. Declan O’Connor

Who: Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, City Councilor Mike Fenton, Chestnut Principal Dr. Declan O’Connor

What: LGBTQ Pride Flag Raising

When: Friday, June 7, 2019 at 12:15 p.m.

Where: Steps of City Hall, 36 Court Street, Springfield, MA

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Mayor Sarno & Acting Commissioner Clapprood Remember Officer Kevin Ambrose

Today, Tuesday, June 4, 2019 marks the seventh anniversary of Springfield Police Officer Kevin Ambrose’s passing. Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Acting Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood have issued the following statements:

“We must never forget and...

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Mayor Sarno Announces the Retirement of Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno today announced the retirement of Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy. Kennedy was appointed by Mayor Sarno in 2011 to oversee the Office of Planning and Economic Development. Kennedy is a lifelong Springfield resident and...

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Forest Park Concert Series Returning June 6, 13, 20 and 27

The Forest Park Amphitheater will soon again be alive with the sound of music. The Springfield Park Department will host the Forest Park Concert Series on the first four Thursdays in June at the Forest Park Amphitheater. The outdoor concerts, all...

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Mayor Sarno and Retail Marijuana Review Committee Announce Revised Time Table Selection Process

Due to the volume of applications and following the recommendation of the City’s Internal Retail Marijuana Review Committee, a revised timetable selection process has been announced.

Mayor Sarno states, “We want to be thorough and fair to all the...

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Mayor Sarno and City Officials Break Ground on Six Corners Infrastructure Improvement Project

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Chris Cignoli, Director of the Department of Public Works, announced today the Six Corners Infrastructure Improvement Project, which encompasses a complete overhaul of the intersection of Alden Street, Walnut Street,...

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and CAFO TJ Plante Release Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Recommendation

The FY20 budget totals $691.7 million and has once again been stabilized without the use of reserves.

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Mayor Sarno Requests a City-Wide Moment of Reflection on Saturday, June 1, 2019

Reflection to Commemorate the Eighth Anniversary of the June 1, 2011 Tornado

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